2012 Cava, Brut Nature Gran Reserva "Coquet" (Mestres, Heretat)
Heretat Mestres, Brut Nature Gran Reserva Cava, Penedes, Spain 201240% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeo, 30% Parellada YEASTY SPICE. LEMON, SLATE, CHRYSANTHEMUM The Mestres family has worked the same 80 hectares for seven centuries, maintaining just as secure a grip on their traditions. Not only was Josep Mestres, in the first quarter of the 20th century, among the earliest pioneers in Spain's production of sparkling wine, he apparently is responsible for the coining of the term "Cava" as well, referring to the meticulous work and aging which occurs in the cellars or "caves" following harvest. This bold example offers an especially clear taste of the Xarel-lo grape, which shines brightly through the mature mousse. Serving Suggestions: Muscovy duck & pork paté w/ orange peel & a honey-horseradish sauce. Flatbread w/ crispy roasted anchovies.